Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-09-2013, 08:54 AM   #1
Rivet Master
 
robwok's Avatar
 
1964 26' Overlander
Richmond , Virginia
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 788
Images: 35
Help Identify??? I think it's a '50s liner with custom options

I've struck a deal with a gentleman over the phone, and secured the rights to this trailer. My first trailer was in great shape. This one is so far sight unseen, but I've really wanted a 50's era trailer. Didn't expect to go to 1950.

Here's my dilemma. Because both front and rear windows are oval, it appears to be between 1949 and 1950. However, it has 4 windows on the street side. Usually it's 2, then a space, then another from the pics of liners of that area. The side lights don't appear to be right either.

The other issue I have is that it does not have the Airstream eyebrow drip cap for that era. This seems to have a straight angle coming off the top of the window. My concern is that someone customized this by adding another window, and didn't put the original eyebrow type drip cap up top.

My biggest fear is this isn't an Airstream, but something else. I wish I had more pictures. Obviously I won't hand over the check without going through the trailer.

So, can someone identify this, and tell me if that drip cap is legit? Sorry, he hasn't found a serial number yet.

Thanks!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Side one.jpg
Views:	109
Size:	44.9 KB
ID:	199612   Click image for larger version

Name:	side2.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	29.9 KB
ID:	199613  

__________________

__________________
robwok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 09:35 AM   #2
3 Rivet Member
 
68Streamline's Avatar
 
Cerritos , California
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 140
It might be a Curtis Wright Model 5. If it doesn't have a nameplate on the left side of the door frame, look for a stamped 4digit serial number on the pipe frame near the hitch. If it starts with an 8 then it's a Curtis Wright.
__________________

__________________
68Streamline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 09:50 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
robwok's Avatar
 
1964 26' Overlander
Richmond , Virginia
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 788
Images: 35
ahh, thank you. That seems right. The windows and the teardrop marker matches up.

So..... Before I put ungodly amounts of time and money into this, how is the value compared to a similar Airstream liner of the same size and age?
__________________
robwok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 09:50 AM   #4
Site Team
 
reinergirl's Avatar

 
1963 26' Overlander
Hollis , New Hampshire
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,639
Images: 15
Does it have one window across the front or is it two? Curtis wright would have had two, I can't tell in your picture.

Do you have a front on picture of the end cap?
__________________
Shelly : TAC NH-6 | AIR 41359
Visit my blog!
Parts needed : Braund Antenna front tube fold down model!
reinergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1947 Liner - "1006" :: 1947 Airstream Liner wdscentral Airstream Registry Discussions 0 09-05-2013 06:16 PM
1953 Liner :: 1953 Airstream Liner 57BB Airstream Registry Discussions 0 07-16-2013 05:05 PM
"I think I can, I think I can, I think I can".... 2Rhinos Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 14 08-17-2011 02:39 PM
AC replacement-options, options... Belegedhel Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 2 07-13-2011 09:54 AM
Window Glaze options for mid '50s AS Lookinghard Windows & Screens 5 09-12-2005 07:59 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.